Saturday, March 7, 2015

Demands that things be seen differently

This photograph was taken on February 14th in Tremanskärr swamp. I took quite a few photographs of this subject, but kept only this one.

The new iMac is now in use. Transferring files from a Time Machine backup of the old iMac happened without problems during the night. The first backup for this machine is in progress, and after that is ready I can say that we have a new iMac safely in use. The old one is still in use as well, but it may not be long until it totally breaks, or shows to be of not much use for anyone.

I'm a bit sad to say goodbye to an old workhorse. The old iMac has provided a lot of value during 7 1/2 years. It arrived with Mac OS 10.4.10 installed, and since then I have installed six major OS versions on top of the previous one: 10.5, 10.6, 10.7, 10.8, 10.9, and 10.10. Also, I have twice upgraded the memory, first to 4 GB and then to 6 GB. There have been some little hiccups, and accidents, for example a bookshelf falling on top of the iMac, but the iMac survived even that.

This morning I used the new iMac for going through the photographs - about 800 of them - that I had waiting for processing in Aperture. Even though there were a lot of other things going on simultaneously of the iMac, Aperture was almost impossibly fast compared to the old iMac. And the display was great, that is also something that has improved during the years.

(Posting title is from the poem The Subculture of the Wrongfully Accused by Thylias Moss.)

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